Volcanic ash causes "unprecedented" closure of airspace

04/16/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The · NYTimes.com · Air Transport World

A volcano in Iceland has sent ash clouds across Europe, causing the largest shutdown of international airspace in years. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights worldwide as volcanic ash can cause engine failure in planes. Experts say there is no way to predict how long the volcanic eruptions -- and subsequent flight disruptions -- will continue.

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